Black ice

Canada, 1980

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Black Ice is a short film about a group of sailing enthusiasts who have adapted the principles of the sport to winter conditions. The sight of a fragile craft whisking across a frozen lake at one hundred kilometres per hour, leaving a shower of powdered ice in its wake, is breathtaking. Iceboat racing is exciting; a sport like no other in the world. Awards: Chicago, Budapest, Cortina d’Ampezzo.

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